13 Aug 2010

Constitutional Tyranny

In the wake of the Prop 8 decision, many people are talking about judicial tyranny and the will of the people. Since there appears to be a general lack of understanding about how our system of government actually works, consider the subject from a different direction: guns. I hate the

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07 Nov 2008

Thoughts on Prop 8

Like many in the LGBT community – both in California and abroad – I am grieving the results of Prop 8 still. As with every other day since the election, I was sick to my stomach this morning as I prepared to go to work, knowing that specific coworkers- some

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18 Oct 2007

Jerry Nadler Holds the Line on ENDA

Gay City News reports on Congressman Jerry Nadler's open opposition to the split ENDA here.  Congressman Nadler is particularly relevant in the debate about ENDA, since he is the chair of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.  The article quotes Nadler as saying;

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18 Oct 2007

Where does ENDA go from here?

By now, those following the ENDA situation know that the Education and Labor Committee is apparently going to be doing “markup” on 3685 (the orientation-only ENDA) today (Thursday), that no notice has been given for markup of 2015 (the orientation-and-identity ENDA), and that Tammy Baldwin is working to ensure that

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10 Oct 2007

As if lobbying for an inclusive ENDA wasn’t difficult enough…

Thousands of people across the country are doing everything they can to lobby for an inclusive ENDA.  While there may have been limited action before the ENDA split, the fact that “leadership” was telling us that prospects were good for the inclusive ENDA didn't exactly suggest a need for action.. 

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04 Oct 2007

Hating on the HRC

Lots of people have been hating on the HRC lately.  At certain times, and in certain venues, I have been one of them.  But I think it is important to treat the HRC the same way we should treat anything else in life: take the good that it has to

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04 Oct 2007

A Simple Question for Joe Solmonese

In the spirit of full disclosure, I will state up front that I vehemently disagree with the strategy of “incrementalism” and “pragmatism” that Frank, Pelosi and – at least tacitly – the HRC have put forward for gender identity coverage in ENDA.  While I do recognize and appreciate the HRC's

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